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When it dies, does it just cut completely off, or does it gradually lose power? What happens to the lights and guages, does the electrical system go away, or does everything stay lit but the engine stops?

If the electrical system remains powered when the engine dies then it has to be a fueling issue. That's a 23 year old bike; what's the condition of fuel filters? Is the inside of the tank clean and shiny or is it rusty? There are quite a few rubber components in the fuel system that have reached end of life by now: the carb to cylinder boots; the carb to air filter boots, the fuel hoses, etc. They probably need replacing by now. There may be accumlated crud in the carbs, especially if the bike sat for a long time.

If the electrical system cuts completely out, soak the bike in a brine solution for 36 hours. Drain and dry the bike, then slather it in Kramp Easy Lube. Discard the motorcycle.
 
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